Diana Barden Hung
1959 - 2020
July 14, 1959
November 17, 2020
Diana Barden Hung

July 14, 1959 - November 17, 2020

Diana Barden Hung peacefully joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on the morning of Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Diana was born July 14, 1959 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the fourth of six children to Ellsworth and Jean Barden. She was fondly nicknamed "Tiny" owing to her premature birth, but was a lively youngster who loved school. Giving her life to Jesus Christ at age 15, she soon transformed her devotions to Christian service, especially among youth and children. She graduated with honors from Liberty Baptist College (Liberty University) in 1983, and considered law school at the University of Virginia, but decided to return to Milwaukee, where she met and married her husband John in April 1984.

From 1985-1989, they lived in Urbana, Illinois, where she grew a family while supporting John through graduate school. In 1989, they moved the family to Auburn, Alabama, and joined their beloved Lakeview Baptist Church. She actively raised her three children, initially in the Auburn public school system and later through years of home-schooling, and was the mighty wind that carried John in his life. She was a driven and committed Girl Scout leader; under her direction, Troop 223 grew into a cookie selling force, eventually raising enough funds to not only sustain the Troop, but reward all of the girls' hard work with a cruise to the Bahamas. Together, Diana and John traveled to nearly 40 countries of the world, and lived in Taiwan for an entire year, always grateful to develop friendships for Jesus along the way. Diana served for decades teaching kindergarten Sunday School and weekday preschool, and giving weekly children's chapel lessons through flannel board stories and songs. Together, she and John were a team for their Lord. Her life's greatest happiness was to share God's truths from the Bible to children, and to rejoice when they later called upon Jesus as their own Lord and Savior.

True to her outgoing personality, Diana has run ahead of her earthly family to her eternal home. Still waiting for their own calls are husband John, son Aaron (Sarah) of Whitehall, WI, daughter Emily McVay (Matthew) of Auburn, and son Zachary (Jessica) of Mobile, AL, as well as grandchildren Julia Birch Hung (Whitehall, WI), and James Henry McVay and Rosalyn Gail McVay (Auburn). Diana is also survived by her mother and each of her five siblings in the greater Milwaukee, WI area.

The family expresses deepest appreciation for the outpouring of love from friends, family, and co-workers, and especially from their church families. We are humbled and amazed that people around the world have been impacted by Diana's life, and in turn have been praying for us.

A celebration of life service will take place at Lakeview Baptist Church (Auburn, AL) on Monday, November 30 at 1 pm. Brother Al Jackson will officiate. If you plan to attend, then please protect yourself and show love toward others by following the church's guidelines for safe gatherings: https://www.lakeviewbaptist.org/worship/#guidelines

In lieu of flowers, please give generously, sacrificially, and with joyful heart to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering of Lakeview Baptist Church, 1600 E. Glenn Ave., Auburn, AL 36830. Donations can be given online.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home and Crematory directing. www.jeffcoattrant.com

To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published by The Opelika-Auburn News from Nov. 19 to Nov. 29, 2020.
Celebration of Life
Lakeview Baptist Church
, Auburn, Alabama
Funeral services provided by:
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
Add a Message
14 Entries
The thoughts and prayers of Yulin and me are with John and the family. May the love of family and friends comfort John and the family.
Xiaowen Gong and family
November 30, 2020
I have so many fond memories of Diana in Champaign. Trips to the Covered Bridge Festival, cookie exchanges-she was great fun and a great testimony.
Beth Carlson
November 30, 2020
Yin Sun
November 30, 2020
Diana was a very special teacher and friend. She shared her time and talents in so many ways. She and John were so loving and helpful with Caleb and Gracie Ruth when Jacob and Joseph were born. They would get them, have a wonderful play day, then feed and bathe them so they would be ready for bed. The kids loved them so much and it was such a special treat. It was a very needed help with new babies. She just knew what it was like to have several little ones and wanted to help. That was Diana!!! Diana and her loving, generous heart will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with her sweet family now and in the coming days. With love, Penny, Olen, and Family
Penny Donaldson
November 30, 2020
We extend our sincere to you in the loss of your loved one!
David and Patricia Croley
November 30, 2020
Eduard Muljadi
November 30, 2020
Joan Saunders
November 28, 2020
a loved one
November 24, 2020
She was our queen in many many ways. She leaves a HUGE hole in our hearts and lives. Praying for y´all. Love you
Foshee family
November 24, 2020
So sorry to hear this. Much love to you at this very difficult time. I have the dearest memory of Diana when we lived in Auburn in the early 1990´s. She knew I loved quilts and quilting so she kindly put together one for me to actually quilt. It was a total surprise and every time I look at it I remember her. It was a blessing to me.
Alyson Evans
November 24, 2020
Our deepest condolence for your loss. We are know that Diana is now at rest with the Lord whom she had faithfully served.
John, Winnie, Arthur, Heather Hung and family, Centerville, OH
November 22, 2020
Dear Barden Family, Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all and Tiny´s family as you move through the days and years without her. We have special memories as childhood neighbors and dear friends.
The Ropel Family
November 21, 2020
Diane was the best Boy Scout Mom. She knew as much about scouting as any of the scout leaders and scouts. Our sympathy goes out to John and the family.
Rich and Ora Maurer
November 21, 2020
Please know you are in our prayers.
Don Mulvaney
November 20, 2020